Bose has today unveiled their new Noise Cancelling Headphones in the form of the Bose 700, which will join the QuietComfort 35 II in the Bose around-ear headphone line. Available to preorder from today for $399 the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 will start shipping on June 30th, 2019.
If you like to take your virtual personal assistant with you, you’ll be pleased to know that the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 work with any native VPA. The Google Assistant and Alexa are already integrated for faster, easier access. An out-of-box software update is also available for wake word access to Alexa. Once downloaded, just say “Alexa” as you would to a smart-speaker at home.
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 fold flat with one twist of the earcups, and store neatly in a thin tapered hardcase. Engineered with proprietary active equalisation, they avoid boosted bass, vocals, and treble that create listener fatigue over time, opting instead for faithful reproduction, “clear, natural, and balanced” says Bose. More details on the Bose Earbuds 500 and Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 will be available closer to their launch.
“At its best, technology should make us more human, not more dependent on devices,” said Brian Maguire, category director, Bose headphones. “No one’s bucket list includes more time on a touchscreen, but right now, millions of people are looking down, swiping and typing on a 3×5 display. Pairing our phones and headphones have given us more freedom for calls, and lets us use our personal assistants to get things done. But there are still barriers, and we’ve all experienced them. Our VPA doesn’t understand what we said and dials the wrong number. Or botches our text, so we send it ourselves. Or we’re forced to manually open an app, or hang-up because we’re shouting over a crowd. Noise cancelling headphones have always helped us hear better — but we need to be heard better, too. And no mobile device has solved that problem. No phone, no headphone, and no combination of the two. But the Bose Noise Cancelling 700 changes that. And we can’t wait for people to experience the difference it makes.”
Learn more about the new Bose headphones unveiled this week from the official press release available via the link below.